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I hiked the north shore from Fontana to Lake Geneva with a group. What a unique experience to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Onalaska, Wisconsin
Autumn Walk

Had an amazing time walking part of the lake shore path. It’s such a beautiful lake with gigantic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Berwyn, Illinois
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This lovely 21-mile walking path, around Geneva Lake, takes pedestrians by impressive homes and quiet lakeside neighborhoods. A two-mile swath on the West End offers a manageable stroll, lovely views, and passes landmarks such as the Abbey Resort...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I hiked the north shore from Fontana to Lake Geneva with a group. What a unique experience to walk through the backyards of simply stunning residences. The path follows the shoreline and the homeowners must provide passage which ranges from gravel to lawn to pavers...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing time walking part of the lake shore path. It’s such a beautiful lake with gigantic mansions to look at. The architecture and landscape is very beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Lake Geneva with golf in mind when the frosty morning cancelled those plans, but after a quick warm up into the 50's, we decided to explore a section of the Lake Shore Path with friends. The Ridge Hotel Shuttle driver took us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked with friends from Williams Bay to downtown Lake Geneva. The path was well marked and homes around lake were beautiful. It was great to see the variety of architecture along the way. It provides and up close and personal way to explore the homes...More

Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a walkable path that surrounds the entire lake. You can access the path at any public area like the beach in Lake Geneva , Fontana , Williams bay and more. You can walk between the lake and the many outstanding homes and mansions...More

Thank Troy V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in Lake Geneva and find myself taking the lake shore path for granted. Whenever we have company, we take a stroll down to the path and head into town. Our guests love it and that's when I take pause and appreciate my hometown...More

1  Thank Terrie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Well kept path with beautiful scenery. Some rocky places and some uneven spots but nothing too hard to manage. Very easy to turn back to go back to where you started.

Thank rwolfden1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun walking path with beautiful views of Geneva Lake. One small issue may be, if you can't walk on challenging paths, this one can be challenging in spots. Also, these paths are on private property, so please respect the homeowners that allow you to use...More

Thank Slumin1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been walking small parts of the trail a couple times before . Finally I got to walk half of the 21 miles walk around the lake.We took a boat ( the US Mailboat Tour) which was incredible. It starts at Lake Geneva and they...More

1  Thank Uli S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live here — walk daily on the path The best walk ever ! 24 miles if you like See great lakefront homes Worth the visit

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Arnold S
15 October 2018|
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Response from Aubrey M | Reviewed this property |
It is flat in some areas but there are some slopes and stairs to climb. If you start at the Riviera (in Lake Geneva) and head to the path to the west, you should be OK for a mile or two. It's beautiful! Enjoy
24 July 2018|
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Response from Jo Ann B | Reviewed this property |
No you can only walk it or jog.
Ganesh Kumar M
26 April 2018|
Response from Rachel R | Reviewed this property |
I believe there are playgrounds around the path near the lake, but the path itself might be challenging for a 2 year old. It also might not be that warm up there at this time of year. It is definitely less than 2 hours away.